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Majors 18 Programs

Bachelor of Science

On Campus
On Campus
Grow as an artist and help others use their own creativity as a path to wellness. Our art therapy bachelor's degree program gives you the tools to improve people's abilities to cope, heal, understand, and relate to others.
On Campus
On Campus
Develop the listening and people skills to counsel others. Build your understanding of human development, psychology, and relationships. Gain the confidence to work with children and adults in schools, communities, and social service agencies.
On Campus
On Campus
Discover how to engage people in creative processes that can free them from mental and emotional problems. Gain an understanding of the professional skills needed to guide others toward health and healing.
On Campus
On Campus
Explore the systems and organizations that serve communities. Channel your compassion and activism into a career helping people access the programs and services they need.
Online
Online
With a human services career, you can become a powerful influence for positive change, helping children, adolescents, and adults access the assistance and resources they need. Make a difference in your community with the online BS in Human Services from Lesley University.
With a human services career, you can become a powerful influence for positive change, helping children, adolescents, and adults access the assistance and resources they need. Make a difference in your community with the BS in Human Services from Lesley University.

Bachelor of Arts

Discover how race and ethnicity, gender, class, and culture shape families and communities and affect children’s learning and growth. Gain hands-on experiences and insights that prepare you to be an advocate for youth and families in need.
On Campus
On Campus
Discover a multidisciplinary approach to addressing environmental problems. Understand human effects on the environment by studying not only the sciences, but also philosophy, history, politics, and culture.
On Campus
On Campus
Explore how people and nations are connected. Work toward solutions to global issues, such as immigration, trade, and climate change. Transform your fascination with the world into a career in international business, law, education, and more.
Gain an understanding of how mind, body, and spirit are related. Use this knowledge to help people find relief, balance, and calm. Study alternative healing practices from around the world.
Create a personalized plan of study based on your specific interests and chosen professional path. You can choose from areas of focus that prepare you for the job you want, including developmental psychology, human services, business management, and more. Through your chosen coursework, you’ll learn skills that make sense for where you want your career to take you.
On Campus
Off Campus
On Campus
Off Campus
Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.
On Campus
On Campus
Gain an understanding of how government policies are made and carried out. Analyze different types of governments and their impacts on citizens. Prepare for a rewarding career in business, law, education, government, or communications.
On Campus
On Campus
Investigate how the brain works and learn about mental processes. Study the biological factors that cause people to act in certain ways. And gain an understanding of human growth and development.
Online
Online
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of psychological theories and approaches in Lesley University’s online BA in Psychology.
Take courses on the Bunker Hill Community College campus, at the Demello International Center in New Bedford, and online to earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology through Lesley University.
On Campus
On Campus
Focus on society and the factors that define our place in it. Explore how individuals and groups are affected by race, class, gender, sexuality, and age. And gain the skills for a career in public health, community organizing, advocacy, and more.

Bachelor of Social Work

On Campus
On Campus
There are countless ways to use a social work degree to help put individuals, families, and entire communities on the path to living happy, productive, and meaningful lives. Let Lesley help find the one meant for you.

Minors 11 Programs

Minor

Explore environmental issues from a broad perspective of human-environment interactions. You’ll also learn about environmental policy and activism.
Study the global processes that link politics, economics, culture, society, and the environment. You’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to make sense of and shape the world as a citizen and future global leader.
Study the complex forces shaping the political world today with courses that focus on philosophical and psychological viewpoints.
Develop an understanding of the changing social world through a focus on the structure of society and social groups. You’ll also be able to get practical experience through service learning opportunities.

Masters 8 Programs

Master of Arts

Develop the understanding, social justice perspective, and clinical expertise needed to become a creative and effective mental health counselor. Gain eligibility for your counseling license by completing 700-1,300 hours of field experience.
Starting from the basis of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—learn a multidimensional approach to counseling that addresses people’s mental, physical, and emotional needs. Complete 1,300 field-training hours, qualifying you for licensure.
Train to excel as a counselor in diverse primary and secondary school environments. Learn to work with children and collaborate with a wide range of individuals, including parents, teachers, administrators, and community members.
Guide those in pain toward health and healing. With 1,300 hours of specialized field training, you’ll develop the mental health counseling expertise needed to address traumatic experiences, especially in the case of young and vulnerable populations.
Work in school settings with children and adolescents, as well as their families, to help them reach academic and personal goals. In this 48-credit program, become eligible for licensure as a Massachusetts school counselor for grades PreK-8 or 5–12.
On Campus
On Campus
Gain the expertise you need to promote engagement and understanding across cultures and groups of people within higher education settings.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Deepen your practice of mindfulness and bring its benefits into your professional and personal life. Gain an understanding of the mind-body connection, and discover the science behind contemplative practices. Prepare to help others live more fully.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

On Campus
On Campus
Lesley’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is a distinctive program with a mission of emphasizing social justice, promoting client well-being, and serving and supporting a diverse range of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

PhDs 1 Program

PhD

Blending online study with weekend on-campus classes, our PhD program for mental health professionals and school counselors prepares you to bring transformative leadership and applied research to mental health programs, schools, and higher education.

Certificates 6 Programs

Certificate

Learn about common intervention strategies for children and families in transition. You’ll also get first-hand experience with internships in local social service agencies.
Learn about the integration of mind, body, and spirit through various healing practices. You’ll explore holistic approaches, including mindfulness, yoga, and expressive therapies.

Graduate Certificate Programs

On Campus
On Campus
Explore the principles of intercultural communication and apply these skills to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discover how these tools can build on your current professional practice in fields of education, business, nonprofits, faith communities, healthcare, and government and non-governmental organizations.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Join a community of students and faculty who will support and guide you toward integrating mindfulness principles into your profession. Our program is especially useful for health and wellness professionals, social workers, counselors, educators, and those who wish to develop a practice of mindfulness and to share these practices with students, clients, and colleagues.
Expand your counseling psychology expertise. Start by creating a personalized 12-credit program of study with Lesley’s expert faculty advisors.
Build your expertise in psychosocial trauma work and bring new knowledge to your current practice. This 12-credit graduate certificate program provides an overview of trauma theory and practice in relation to specific client populations and topics.